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Here Comes The Sun Solo

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I watched this yesterday. The solo is cool in that it's a novelty to our ear, but he's off in his approach of the pentatonic minor. It just doesn't work. There's a reason it was left off the album. The tone is nice and all, but it's an odd addition - and completely unnecessary.
 

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I watched this yesterday. The solo is cool in that it's a novelty to our ear, but he's off in his approach of the pentatonic minor. It just doesn't work. There's a reason it was left off the album. The tone is nice and all, but it's an odd addition - and completely unnecessary.
i think it's classic George Harrison. so many of his solos are what you refer to as "off" in regards to the pentatonic. it's one of the things that made his playing distinctive, was his off-kilter approach to what otherwise might be workaday bluesy riffs.
 

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i think it's classic George Harrison. so many of his solos are what you refer to as "off" in regards to the pentatonic. it's one of the things that made his playing distinctive, was his off-kilter approach to what otherwise might be workaday bluesy riffs.
Yes I know what you mean. In many cases that is true. But when I think of Harrison at his best, I hear the solo in "Let It Be" where he is in the pentatonic major and subsequently locking in with the song's mood. I found that bluesy riffing in the above clip to be out of synch with the vibe of the tune. I did enjoy the tone and approach, though. I just understand how George may have listened in the mixing stage and went, "Na, let's leave it out."

Actually, listening again it's not so bad. But those last notes leading out of the solo are totally at odds.
 

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Good or Bad I would like to hear a mix of it in context t where he may have thought the solo would go. But I also like the true surprise that something new was found.
 




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